Danny Mills has suggested Tottenham could make up to three signings in the January transfer window but reiterated that Daniel Levy won’t spend excessively.
The claim comes after a report from finance expert Kieran Maguire revealed that Spurs can spend up to £400 million on players without breaking any financial fair play rules – a figure that stands higher than any other club in the Premier League.
It could serve as promising news for Spurs boss Antonio Conte, who may be in the process of drafting a list of transfer targets as he continues to shape his squad as his own.
Former Premier League defender Mills has played down the talk of a huge spending spree from Spurs in the winter, but expects the club to make a handful of acquisitions to bolster the squad.
He also claimed the club’s chairman, Levy, will continue to be liberal in terms of loosening the purse strings going forward.
Speaking to Football Insider, Mills said: “You do know that Daniel Levy is in charge of the purse strings.
“I don’t think [Antonio] Conte will spend big in January, he might get one signing and a couple of loans with a view to permanent deals. That will be about it.
“Daniel Levy is a shrewd operator, we know how careful he is with the purse strings. He’s not about to go and start splashing the cash and throwing that around.
“Everyone knows a club that has money and wants to buy means the prices will go up and the prices will be inflated in January.
“It’s often better to wait until the end of the season. Also, integrating them mid-season is never easy either.”
Spurs Wen Opinion
This is probably the most likely outcome in terms of the spending in January. It is always a hard time to buy with many clubs also looking to find replacements for their outgoing players. But Spurs need reinforcements and should look to make at least two signings.
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